Iowa Insurance Agent Continuing Education and License Renewal Requirements
Iowa Major Lines Licensed Producers must take 36 Credit Hours of Approved Continuing Education every 3 years, prior to their Expiration Date.
At least 3 of the 36 credit hours must be approved for Ethics Training. Only 18 of the 36 credit hours may be taken online. The remaining hours must be taken in a classroom.
Major Lines include:
- Accident and Health
- Variable Life and Variable Annuities
- Personal Lines
Producers licensed in multiple lines are only required to meet the same requirements as agents with single lines of licensing.
Iowa CE Requirements are “Non-License Type Specific.” Producers can take courses in any subject matter as long as:
- They are approved by the Iowa Department of Insurance
- At least 3 of credit hours are approved for Ethics training
Continuing Education requirements must be completed every 3 years, on or before the last day of the licensee’s birth month.
Producers who are licensed for only credit or surety and adjusters are exempt from the Continuing Education Requirements.
Iowa Insurance Agent CE and Renewal Requirements Summary
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Special Training Requirements
Property and Casualty Agents
Producers who sell Flood Insurance must complete a one-time, 3 Hour continuing education course related to NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) prior to selling.
Life and Health Agents
Any producer who sells, solicits or negotiates an Annuity Product must complete a one-time, 4 Hour Annuity Suitability course prior to selling.
Long Term Care
A producer may not sell, solicit or negotiate a Long-Term Care Partnership policy unless the individual has completed an initial 8 Hour Long Term Care training course.
Agents must also complete ongoing training consisting of a 4 Hour Long Term Care training course every compliance period following.
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Your License is Eligible for Renewal during your “License Renewal Period”. The License Renewal Period for Iowa Licensed Agents begins 60 Days prior to their Expiration Date.
There are 2 Options for Renewing your license:
- Online through NIPR, located here: IA Agent Renewal (NIPR)
- Online through Vertifore (Sircon): IA Agent Renewal (Sircon)
BetterCE License Renewal Service. BetterCE can process your renewal on your behalf for a fee of $20. Simply contact our office when you are ready to renew and we will process your application on your behalf.
While we strive to provide you with the most up to date and accurate information about your Iowa Insurance License Renewal Requirements, there may be some specific licensing requirements, or changes in State Laws or Insurance Regulations which we may not be referenced above. Our goal is to assist you in every manner possible, but it is the responsibility of each individual agent to determine their specific licensing renewal requirements. You can locate additional information related to the Iowa CE Requirements through the Department of Insurance website at www.iid.state.ia.us